What time does Love Island start and finish tonight? Plus when it goes on ITV Hub

Episode length tends to vary night by night depending on the amount of drama in store!

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As the drama continues to unfold on screens - viewers want to know what time does Love Island start and finish tonight.

Season 8 of Love Island 2022 has been an action-packed, intense tale of twists, turns, shock recouplings and at times questionable behaviour. From Jacque's shock exit (opens in new tab), to the return of former contestant Adam Collard (opens in new tab) and the fallout following the annual Movie Night - many viewers have been counting down the hours to the next installment each night, to learn what happens next to their favourite Islanders.

Some episodes are often extended by producers to allow for the inclusion of not-to-be-missed footage from the previous day. Which is why we're sharing the start and finish dates of Love Island episodes in the last few weeks ahead of the Love Island 2022 final (opens in new tab).

What time does Love Island start and finish tonight?

Tonight's episode of Love Island starts at 9pm, ending at 10:05pm. Viewers are no doubt eager to see how the new bombshells have been settling in - after making their introductions in the previous episode.

In last night's installment, Billy and Summer left Love Island (opens in new tab)but were swiftly replaced by Reece, Jamie, Nathalia and Lacey. Already ruffling a few feathers, new girls Nathalia and Lacey were given a tour of the villa by Davide - much to the non-amusement of his partner Ekin-Su.

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Islander Danica was however more enthusiastic about welcoming the new arrivals - having ended her coupling with Billy only a day earlier. She and Deji - who is also single - will no doubt be hoping to have caught the eye of the four newbies.

How long is each Love Island episode?

On average, a typical Love Island episode lasts for an hour. However, some special episodes in the past have aired for just over an hour and a half. For example, the season 8 premiere on June 6, lasted for 95 minutes.

Following the aftermath of Casa Amor (opens in new tab) and THAT dramatic recoupling - an episode on Friday 8 July was also extended by an extra 20 minutes. The Love Island final is also likely to be over the usual 60 minutes time slot. With last year's finale airing for 95 minutes.

What time does Love Island go on ITV Hub?

Viewers normally have to wait 10-15 minutes after Love Island has aired, before the episode is uploaded onto ITV Hub to watch. 

ITV Hub (opens in new tab) has all episodes from both the current and previous 7 seasons of the popular dating reality series. And they're all free to watch online and stream on your smart TV. You can also watch Love Island live on the ITV Hubv - with the option to watch from the start if you're late to viewing it live.

Similarly every episode of Love Island is uploaded to Britbox the morning after it airs - which is good news for those with a Britbox subscription (opens in new tab).

What days of the week is Love Island on?

  • Mondays - 9pm, ITV2
  • Tuesdays - 9pm, ITV2
  • Wednesdays - 9pm, ITV2
  • Thursdays - 9pm, ITV2
  • Fridays - 9pm, ITV2
  • Sundays - 9pm, ITV2

The usual Love Island show airs every night except Saturday night. On Saturday evenings, viewers are instead treated to Love Island: Unseen Bits - an hour long show which features previously unaired footage.

A special spin-off show - Love Island Aftersun (opens in new tab) also airs after the main show on Sunday nights. It starts at 10pm on ITV2 - aka on the same channel as the flagship programme.

Love Island: First Look

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In a preview from tonight's episode, we see the four bombshells take four islanders of their choice on a first date outside the villa. Brazilian beauty Nathalia opts for Adam, with Lacey choosing Deji. Meanwhile Reece is seen with Ekin-Su and Jamie works his charms on dancer Danica.

Jamie confesses to enjoying Danica's eyes and confidence during the date - and in another clip confesses to Nathalia that Danica is definitely a bit of him. Could this finally be the love match Danica has been waiting for? 

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Emily Stedman is the News Features Editor for GoodTo covering all things royal, entertainment, lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Boasting an encyclopaedic knowledge on all things celebrity and royal, career highlights include working at HELLO! Magazine and as a royal researcher to Diana biographer Andrew Morton on his book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. In her spare time, Emily can be found eating her way around London, swimming at her local Lido or curled up on the sofa binging the next best Netflix show.